Today was our first genuinely grim cold weather day. The sun shone for about ten seconds early this morning, then it vanished and didn't come back, and the temperature barely rose above freezing. Clearly the only solution to a day like this is soup. Jalapeño-ginger butternut squash soup, to be exact, because it's rich and spicy and a beautiful yellow color, all things that help me pretend it's not such a gray day.
Autumn always makes me want to cook. I love autumn foods, the spicy, hearty flavors and the shades of red and orange, and I had a bit of a cooking fit today.